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Old 02-05-2011, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Good Idea Sarah, that's actually what we planned on doing with the 4 bedroom. 1 Teen, 1 pre-teen, and 1 under 10.
But that's still not a bad Idea. I should start looking at some 3 BR and just see what they have for extra rooms, never know something might work and that possibly ups the odds. Thank you much for that.
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I agree. Most of the houses in Colorado have a basement, and if you're lucky, it will already be finished. When my parents moved us to Colorado, they rent a "3 bedroom house" that actually had 6 bedrooms if you included the basement rooms.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Iowa
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Here in Iowa you have to have Egress windows in the basement before you're allowed to use a room in the basement as a bedroom. Is that different in CO?
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Here in Iowa you have to have Egress windows in the basement before you're allowed to use a room in the basement as a bedroom. Is that different in CO?
Since building codes are pretty much universal between states I'm sure that's true everywhere.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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Here in Iowa you have to have Egress windows in the basement before you're allowed to use a room in the basement as a bedroom. Is that different in CO?
It's true in Colorado. My dad is in the process of remodeling his basement and he has to upgrade the windows to the egress style to be up to code.

TravelingSilvers, you might also consider Idaho, specifically the Boise area. You won't have mountain views from you home, but you'll have access to some of the most unspoiled wilderness in the lower 48 and the cost of living is quite a bit less than Colorado.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:40 PM
 
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TravelingSilvers, Souther Oregon isnt to bad either. We moved from there 4 years ago to Missouri and we really do miss it something. We especially miss the mountains and the beach only a couple hours west of where we lived.
I'm curious, if you dont mind me asking, what type of work do you do from home on the internet? We are thinking of relocating from our current place and I have always wanted to work from home but not sure what to do.
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Iowa
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We actually work for a company named Fidlar, but we're just independent contractors for them though. We redact (remove) sensitive information for counties (different counties, different states).
My wife got lucky and found the job, because a really good friend of hers Aunt works there. So we got the heads up before many others. As far as I know they are not doing anymore hiring. I actually heard they ended up hiring too many people for the amount of work/counties they have.
I've also been looking around for others ways to find more work from the net to make some income in the months we're not working. If I hear anything or find anything I'll let you know.

We have actually been looking in Oregon. Found a few places in Bend. Also around the Salem, Eugene areas and even down by Medford. I would really like to move to OR or WA, but that's one heck of a drive just to check out properties.

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Old 02-07-2011, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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We actually work for a company named Fidlar, but we're just independent contractors for them though. We redact (remove) sensitive information for counties (different counties, different states).
My wife got lucky and found the job, because a really good friend of hers Aunt works there. So we got the heads up before many others. As far as I know they are not doing anymore hiring. I actually heard they ended up hiring too many people for the amount of work/counties they have.
I've also been looking around for others ways to find more work from the net to make some income in the months we're not working. If I hear anything or find anything I'll let you know.

We have actually been looking in Oregon. Found a few places in Bend. Also around the Salem, Eugene areas and even down by Medford. I would really like to move to OR or WA, but that's one heck of a drive just to check out properties.
I live in Bend now and moved here from Colorado so feel free to send me a direct message if you have specific questions. Also, have you been reading the Oregon forums at all? There's a lot of discussion regarding Bend.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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Phoenix Arizona would be a great place to relocate to.....300+days of sunshine/Cost of living affordable/Close proxmity to to other major cities....Thank on it.
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Thanks for the replies all.
I've checked out Bend. Looks nice, but gets more snow than we do now and we want to get away from that. Stats say it gets avg. of 32.5"/year that's twice what we get now almost.

As for Arizona. That's too hot for my liking and honestly don't want to move anywhere with rattlesnakes and scorpions. We're an outdoorsy family and that's just not something I want to worry about. Even though we have copperheads and timber rattlers here.
Plus was down in Texas last year and our Aunt said she had to kill about 4-5 scorpions in her house the year before, lol, forget that.

We're actually looking in the Boise Area. Looks like a very nice City. The foothills may not be Mountains, but they look like it to an Iowan, lol. Also way less crime there than where we are now. Houses seem cheap and really nice compared to what's around here.
They get alittle more snow there than here, but Jan. avg. low temps are warmer than here.

But We're still looking. I still would like to find someplace in OR or WA that doesn't get ALOT of snow or ALOT of rain.
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